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Provincial Government Telling Developers to “Use It or Lose It” in Respect of Certain Ministerial Zoning Orders, and Consulting on New MZO Approvals Process

Jan 10, 2024

Province recently announced that it will be critically considering projects with lands subject to MZOs to ensure that substantial progress is being made.

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Montreal Large-Show Venue Ordered To Better Control The Noise It Generates

Dec 14, 2023

This bulletin summarizes a recent decision ordering the cessation of activities causing a noise-related nuisance

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The Quick and Dirty on Ontario’s Proposed 2024 Amendments to the Excess Soil Regulation

Oct 24, 2023

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks has proposed amendments to the excess soil regulation, which will come into effect on January 1, 2024

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The Core of Montreal’s Chinatown Receives Heritage Status: Process and Implications

Sep 6, 2023

This article explains the process and implications of heritage classification, and discusses the recent classification of Chinatown’s core.

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Ontario’s Old Construction Lien Act is Still With Us – Here’s What to Do About It

Aug 11, 2023

We identify best practices that contractors and others providing construction services should adopt to avoid missing lien periods in Ontario.

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Bill 112: The Hazel McCallion Act, 2023 and Potential Impacts of the Proposed Dissolution of the Peel Region

May 31, 2023

On May 18, 2023, Ontario passed Bill 112 proposing the dissolution of Peel Region, and similar legislation could impact other regions in the near future.

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Ontario Seeks to Remove Barriers and Promote Inclusivity for Women on Construction Worksites

Apr 26, 2023

Ontario has taken a significant step forward to promoting the inclusion of women in the construction sector.

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Client News Alert: Ontario Introduces Bill 97 and Says Goodbye Growth Plan, Hello New PPS – Bill 97 and the new Proposed Provincial Planning Statement

Apr 12, 2023

Further changes have been proposed to Ontario's land use planning regime, which will collapse the Growth Plan and Provincial Policy Statement into one document

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Major changes proposed to Quebec’s land use planning and development regime: focus on environmental impacts

Apr 3, 2023

This bulletin summarizes the proposed amendments to Quebec’s land use and development regime that have environmental implications.